March is Reading Month. One Book, One County for this year is "Thunder Dog" by Michael Hingson. All Branch District Libraries have the book. Algansee Library will have a book discussion on this book March 20th at 5:00. All are welcome.
Annual Friends meeting will be April 16th at Branch District Library
May 20th at 6:00 Branch District Library Board will be here at Algansee Library
National Library Week is April 14-20
Summer Reading sign-up at Algansee will be June 6th ending July 20th, with prizes and party
13th Annual Book Sale, Saturday June 22, 2013. Reading Event is "Dig into Reading"
Program scheduled "Kalamazoo Nature Center" Wednesday June 26th at 4:00 at Algansee Library.
All ages welcome to all events.ALGANSEE TOWNSHIP HISTORY
Algansee Township is situated on the eastern border of Branch County. The township was formed from Quincy Township by the Legislature on April 2, 1838. It is believed that Luther Stiles and Ludovicus Robbins were the first white permanent settlers in the territory now known as Algansee Township. Although total strangers, by a curious coincidence, both moved their families into the township on the same day. The Rev. Robbins led, but became mired in the mud, and Stiles passed him, thus by an hour or so, Mr. Stiles appears to be the original settler.
The first township meeting and election were held at the house of Horace Purdy early in May 1838. The settlers at the time wished to call their new township " Carlton," but the Legislature at this time was much interested in "Indian names," or what they thought were Indian names. As a matter of fact, this appears to be another Schoolcraft creation, and has no meaning in the Indian tongues of the time and place. More Algansee history...
Last Day to Pay Taxes:
February 14, 2013: Last day to pay deferred Summer 2012 Taxes.
February 28, 2013: Last day to pay taxes without penalty.
March 1, 2013: Summer 2012 & Winter 2012 taxes turned over to Branch County Treasure for collection.
Contact them at 517-279-4321 Or at: 31 Davision St, Coldwater, MI 49036
1st Monday of each month @ 7:30PM (unless holiday, then Tuesday)
Last Monday of each month @ 7:30PM (unless holiday, then Tuesday. During daylight savings time @ 8pm)
Property Tax Mailing Info:
Please Make checks payable to: Algansee Township
Send to Ann Strong, Algansee Township Treasure, 904 Lester Rd, Reading, MI 49274, or pay at 904 Lester Rd on Friday, 2-15-2013 from 9AM to 6PM or Thursday, 2-28-2013 from 9AM to 6PM
Board of Review Dates to Appeal Assessments:
Appeals can be made in person, or by mail, at the Algansee Township Hall
378 S Ray Quincy Rd, Quincy, MI 49082
Wed., 3-13-2013: 9AM to 12PM; 1-4PM
Thur., 3-14-2013: 1-4PM; 6-9PM